All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.